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Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston
- August 28, 2017

Zetterstrom noted that the water in the reservoirs will flow into the Buffalo Bayou whether it goes through the gates or around the end of the dams. Rising water levels and continuing rain was putting pressure on the dams that could cause a failure without the release. "During the 2016 tax day flood Addicks and Barker Dams reduced Buffalo Bayou's peak discharge from 132,853 c.f.s.to 7,160 c.f.s". (more...)
Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods
- August 28, 2017

Regularly inundated by floodwaters ever since its settlement in the mid-1800s, Houston looked on warily even before Harvey roared ashore. More than 50,000 people were ordered to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 55km southwest of Houston , as the Brazos River was set to crest at a record high of 18 metres this week, 4.3 metres above its flood stage. (more...)
North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works
- August 28, 2017

Dave Benham says the two missiles flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). One appeared to have blown up nearly immediately while two flew about 250 km (155 miles) in a northeasterly direction, Pacific Command said , revising an earlier assessment that two of the missiles had failed in flight. (more...)
German killer nurse suspected of killing 84 German killer nurse suspected of killing 84
- August 28, 2017

Relatives of patients who died in clinics where he worked had urged police to investigate further. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said: "Eighty-four killings . Authorities are pursuing criminal cases against former staff as they believe numerous deaths could have been prevented "if the people responsible at the time" had been quicker to alert authorities. (more...)
Vehicle bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City Vehicle bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City
- August 28, 2017

The casualties were evacuated to two hospitals in Sadr City. It was not immediately clear if a suicide bomber had driven the vehicle to the target or if it was a parked auto bomb, police sources said. The Islamic State group often claims responsibility for large-scale attacks targeting Shiacivilians in Iraq's capital. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the statement. (more...)
Former US Ambassador: Iran Bigger Threat to the Middle East Than ISIS Former US Ambassador: Iran Bigger Threat to the Middle East Than ISIS
- August 28, 2017

Subsequently, inconvenient rulers were replaced by outside powers in Iran or elsewhere. Perhaps, when you think about whose responsibility it is to contribute humanitarian aid to Syria , Israel would not be top of the list. Ten-week after the rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani, a descendant of Qatar's founder who is a little-known businessman in London was embraced by the Saudi officials. (more...)
Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name
- August 28, 2017

The suspect has been hospitalized since officers shot him in the thigh to stop the August 18 knife attack in the southwestern city of Turku, 170 kilometers (105 miles) west of the Finnish capital, Helsinki. A total of four suspects have been detained in connection with the stabbing spree, the main suspect for probable cause of two murders and eight attempted murders committed with terrorist intent and the three others on suspicion of being accomplices to the offences. (more...)
Trump asked attorney general about Arpaio case
- August 28, 2017

Trump has received pushback on the pardon by members of his own party - most recently from the highest ranking Republican in Congress, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan . Arpaio was a staunch Trump supporter. "I think there's a clemency argument that can be made for the long history of service, both in the United States military and in law enforcement for the sheriff", White House adviser Tom Bossert said on ABC's "This Week". (more...)
ACLU sues President Trump over transgender military ban ACLU sues President Trump over transgender military ban
- August 28, 2017

In the order, Trump said the Obama administration "failed to identify a sufficient basis to conclude that terminating the ... longstanding policy and practice would not hinder military effectiveness and lethality, disrupt unit cohesion, or tax military resources". (more...)
Black Ferns win another world title Black Ferns win another world title
- August 28, 2017

New Zealand's returned to a five-three forwards-backs split on its bench, as halfback Kristina Sue replaces flanker Linda Itunu. We dominated the second half, or large periods of it, and it was testament to France's defence that they were in the game right until the end. (more...)
Verstappen on Red Bull future: 'Can't call it bad luck anymore' Verstappen on Red Bull future: 'Can't call it bad luck anymore'
- August 28, 2017

Verstappen added that he was motivated by the masses of Dutch fans, estimated at more than 60,000, in the big crowd under the trees at the majestic Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Asked if it was an option to leave Red Bull, the former grand prix driver said: "Maybe this is the wrong moment to ask this question, but you do start to question everything". (more...)
USA and South Korea conduct military drill to tackle chemical weapon attack USA and South Korea conduct military drill to tackle chemical weapon attack
- August 28, 2017

Three North Korea short-range ballistic missiles failed today, US military officials said, which, if true, would be a temporary setback to Pyongyang's rapid nuclear and missile expansion. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment about the Saturday launches. Japan's top government spokesman says there is no direct threat to Japan following North Korea's latest test-launch of three short-range missiles. (more...)
Collins: 'Too Difficult to Say' If Trump Will Be 2020 GOP Nominee Collins: 'Too Difficult to Say' If Trump Will Be 2020 GOP Nominee
- August 28, 2017

Then host Hallie Jackson popped the question: Does Collins believe that Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2020. "The president had an obligation, a moral obligation to speak with absolute clarity from the very beginning", Collins said. (more...)
NJ search and rescue crews deploy to Texas NJ search and rescue crews deploy to Texas
- August 28, 2017

LAFD maintains one of 8 FEMA urban search and rescue task forces in California and one of 28 in the nation, he said. Fire Rescue crews from South Florida are in route to the Lone Star state to assist areas hardest hit by Harvey. The task force includes firefighters, doctors, paramedics, engineers to check for stability of damaged structures. "We really don't know what to expect". (more...)
North Korea fires possible ballistic missile
- August 28, 2017

The missile was launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km (150 miles), officials in the South said. The second missile "appears to have blown up nearly immediately", Pacific Command said. On Wednesday, Kim ordered the production of more rocket engines and missile warheads during a visit to a facility associated with North Korea's ballistic missile program. (more...)
Xi vows to work with Moon on differences Xi vows to work with Moon on differences
- August 28, 2017

The opposition parties agreed that Korea-China relations must not be allowed to deteriorate and more must be done to go forward. Main opposition politician Chung Woo-taek criticized Moon's North Korea policy, calling the president's approach to Pyongyang "unilateral and romantic". (more...)
North Carolina Red Cross volunteers to head to Texas
- August 28, 2017

Search canines also went along for the relief efforts and accompanied crews as they quickly prepared for the long drive. The American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief effort to help those affected by the storm. "We'll be out pulling people off the roof of their houses. We're looking at measuring rainfall not in inches, but in feet". Three rescue helicopters, one rescue plane, and several watercrafts were also deployed. (more...)
Sensex heads for fourth session of gains, Infosys leads Sensex heads for fourth session of gains, Infosys leads
- August 28, 2017

Major Sensex gainers on Friday were: Infosys , up 3.14 per cent at Rs 941.15; NTPC, up 2.10 per cent at Rs 172.70; Sun Pharma , up 1.96 per cent at Rs 492.75; Hero MotoCorp, up 1.93 per cent at Rs 3,949.40; and Hindustan Unilever, up 1.87 per cent at Rs 1,201. (more...)
Withdraw 'bias' charge against Justice: Advocates to state govt Withdraw 'bias' charge against Justice: Advocates to state govt
- August 28, 2017

Bombay High Court Justice Abhay Oka today accepted an apology tendered by Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, days after the Devendra Fadnavis administration alleged that he was "biased". According to the Newspaper, It also meant that there would be no silence zones near schools, colleges, hospitals, courts and religious shrines.The central government brought into force an amendment to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, which made individual states ... (more...)
Aadhaar-PAN linking: August 31 last date unlikely to be extended Aadhaar-PAN linking: August 31 last date unlikely to be extended
- August 28, 2017

The UIDAI CEO has said that taxpayers will have to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the stipulated deadline, which is 31st August, as the Supreme Court verdict on privacy has no bearing on the requirement. If you are already registered, then go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on "Link Aadhaar " option. Enter your PAN, Aadhaar number and Name as per Aadhaar card and Click on "Link Aadhaar ". (more...)
Andrew Robertson is out for Liverpool v Arsenal Andrew Robertson is out for Liverpool v Arsenal
- August 28, 2017

In the second-half Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge made it four and completed the rout. "Our first two games, the performances were good, but today it was not acceptable". Luckily for them, the summer transfer window is set to close before they play their next match. "I'm totally committed to the club", Conte said at Stamford Bridge. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Is 'Going to Be Years' Long, FEMA Administrator Says
- August 28, 2017

Long, the newly installed FEMA head, said the federal government was already deploying Coast Guard and other military units to assist in getting residents to safety, with close to 5,000 federal employees working to coordinate federal, state and local agencies. (more...)
Mumbai University TYBCom 5th and 6th Semester Results 2017 declared at mu Mumbai University TYBCom 5th and 6th Semester Results 2017 declared at mu
- August 28, 2017

This year the pass percentage was at 65.6. This year in 2017, 7, 868 students have achieved the "A" grade, around 384 students from 6th semester achieved outstanding grades, and around 19, 397 students have failed to clear the exams. According to the update available on the official website of Mumbai University, the results of BSc IT Semester-VI, TYBSc Semester-V, TYBSc Semester-V, TYBSc Semester-VI and TYBSc Semester-VI have been published. (more...)
Toshiba, Western Digital hold talks on sale of chip unit Toshiba, Western Digital hold talks on sale of chip unit
- August 28, 2017

Representatives for US private equity firm KKR & Co (KKR.N) and the Development Bank of Japan, also members, were not immediately available for comment. Western Digital picked up the stake when it acquired SanDisk, a partner with Toshiba for 17 years, for $19bn in May 2016. Toshiba Memory would remain under Japanese control, with more than 60 percent of voting rights held by Japanese parties, sources said. (more...)
North Korea launches several short-range missiles North Korea launches several short-range missiles
- August 28, 2017

North Korea routinely releases pictures of its leader visiting military facilities as a way to showcase the country's commitment to nuclear development. Kim's order came not long after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to Pyongyang , as he welcomed what he called the recent restraint shown by the reclusive North. (more...)
Massive flood leaves thousands to be rescued in downtown Houston Massive flood leaves thousands to be rescued in downtown Houston
- August 28, 2017

Rising water levels and continuing rain was putting pressure on the dams that could cause a failure without the release. As of Sunday, at least five people had died . Dallas will set up a "mega shelter" it its convention center to house 5,000 evacuees, the city said in a statement. Gillis Leho arrived there soaking wet. (more...)
North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test
- August 28, 2017

David Benham suggested two North Korean missiles "failed in flight" while the third one had "blown up nearly immediately". "The United States retains the authority, capability and responsibility to defend itself from attack by anyone, including North Korea ", retired four-star Army General Burwell Bell told VOA Korean . (more...)
Defiant North Korea launches 3 more missiles Defiant North Korea launches 3 more missiles
- August 28, 2017

The missile launch comes at a time of increased tension between the nuclear-armed nation and the United States . "We brought a large bipartisan delegation again here in order to express our desire to continue to build on a relationship between South Korea and the U.S.", Royce said at the start of the meeting. (more...)
Scattered Rain Into Monday; Harvey in Arkansas Late-Week Scattered Rain Into Monday; Harvey in Arkansas Late-Week
- August 28, 2017

As Tropical Storm Harvey slowly moves southeast, it is expected to re-enter the Gulf of Mexico before following a north track, taking the storm through Houston. The potential track of Harvey has become a little more defined, with a good amount of the models in agreement that it could make a run for the ArkLaMiss by Wednesday and into Thursday. (more...)
North Korea launches missile despite Trump warnings North Korea launches missile despite Trump warnings
- August 28, 2017

The first and second sanctions focused on North Korean individuals and entities but since the third round, foreign companies and individuals have been targeted which is seen as the US effectively adopting a secondary boycott for third-party entities dealing with Pyongyang. (more...)

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